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Vol. Ill, No. 27 

State Teachers College, Fitchburg 

Friday, May 13, 1938 



Robert Frost, dean of Ameri- 
can poets and distinguished 
guest of the College, completely 
captivated the capacity audience 
when he read his poems Monday 
night, May 9, in the College audi- 
torium. Mr. Frost's personality, 
together with his shrewd com- 
ments on poets, teaching, and 
politicians, immediately made 
him extremely popular, and as 
he read the poems that had made 
him world famous, the apprecia- 
tive audience cheered and ac- 
claimed their approval of the ven- 
erable poet. 

"Death of the Hired Man, "Bir- 
ches", "The Mountain", "The Pas- 
ture Spring", "Blueberries", and 

— Continued On Page Four 


On Tuesday, April 26, the sixth 
grades of Edgerly School visited 
Governor Hurley at the State 
House in Boston. 

The history of this interesting 
and educational trip can be traced 
back to September of last year. 
It was then that the children de- 
cided that they should raise some 
money for a class fund to be used 
later in some group enterprise 
which should be instructive and 
at the same time enjoyable. The 
children did raise a considerable 
sum of money in a unique way. 
They brought in old magazines 
and newspapers from home, and 
when they had amassed a large 
amount they sold them to a local 
dealer. Now that the children 

— Continued On Page Two 






Two hundred and fifty alumni 
have signified their intentions of 
attending the annual Alumni Re- 
union to be held at the Fitchburg 
Teachers College, tomorrow, May 

Present as well as former fac- 
ulty members have been invited 
and it is expected that everyone 
will be present at this year's re- 
union. The oldest member of the 
faculty who will return is Mr. 
Preston Smith, who retired last 
year as head of the science de- 

The Classes of 1898, 1903, 1908, 
1913, 1918, 1923, 1928, and 1933 
are celebrating special anniver- 
saries. A large attendance is in- 
evitable according to latest re- 
ports from the invitation com- 
mittees from each class, which 
have been working with the ex- 
ecutive committee on arrange- 

The program this year prom- 
ises to be most interesting. The 
Class of 1913 promises to keep 
things alive with its original of- 
ferings for which it was noted in 
its college days. A song festival 

— Continued On Pace Four 




The Mohawk Club held a spe- 
cial meeting Tuesday, May 10, at 
7:30 p.m. The meeting was for 
the purpose of holding election 
and was held at Coggshall Park. 
Refreshments followed the meet- 

The following officers were 
elected for next year: 

President, Edward O'Sheasy; 
Vice-President, Leonard Murphy; 
Secretary, Walter Harrod; Treas- 
urer, Henry Koskciusko; Alumni 
Secretary, William Donovan. 



May 16th to 21st 


3:00— Baseball Practice 

11:00— Assembly 

12:40 — Intramural Board Meeting 

2:30 — Julia Caesar Production 

4:00— Girls' Softball 


2:30 — Tennis — New Britian vs. 

F. T. C. Here 
3:00— Baseball— A. I. C. vs. 
F. T. C. Here 
11:00— Assembly 
2:30 — Shakespearean Play 

3:00— Baseball— Lowell Textile 

vs. F. T. C. Here 
6:00— W. A. A. Banquet 

2:30— Tennis— Boston College 
vs. F. T. C. Here 
2:30— Tennis— Salem T. C. vs. 
F. T. C. Away 

Page Two 


Friday, May 13, 1938 




Editor-in-Chief Andrew Owens 

Associate Editor 
Business Manager 
News Editor 
Sports Editors 

Shop Foreman 

Herbert Downs 
Harry O'Connell 
Lester Aldrich 
Mary Disken 
Alfred Turner 
Harry O'Connell 

Friday, May 13, 1938 


This year's council election 
more than any previous election 
is important from the point of 
view of the welfare of the stu- 
dent body. For this the reason is 
twofold: First, the revolutionary 
change in our government sys- 
tem will tax to the limit the in- 
genuity and the strength of the 
officers. And our judgment of the 
new system, its power's or 
weakness for all time, perhaps 
its continuance or failure, will 
be dependent on how well it 
functions during its first year. 

We have an obligation to our- 
selves and to those who will 
come after us to think carefully 
before we mark our ballots, to 
consider which candidates are 
suited for the almost super- 
human challenges of officership 
during the coming year. We must 
seek ability for adaption which 
will enable the change to be 
made easily and smoothly, to 
avoid loss of the good of our 
present systems we must look 
for someone who has a complete 
understanding of all student 


Bernie Roth 

Our literature teacher, who, 
among other things is solicitous 
about our reading speed, called 
recently to our attention that 
there are "a dozen students in 
every class who lumber clumsily 
over printed pages like a Model 
T Ford with magneto lights on 
a country road in the dead of a 
moonless night." We thought the 
comment picturesque and prob- 
ably quite true. Your cruising 
speed in English is, after all, 
well worth thinking about, and 
attempting to develop. Especially 
when you consider that modern 
novelists appear to have the no- 
tion that a success under a thou- 
sand pages is an impossibility. 
One of our favorite exercises, 
which you might try, is to read 
the first and last pages of a book 
then, to some patient friend, try 
to brief the book orally while 
flipping through the leaves. It's 
a fine way to shake the cobwebs 
out of the imagination also. 

To those of us who live such 
a conveniently short distance 
from Boston, we should like to 
make a recommendation. Visit 
this truly beautiful old city as 
much as you can. We invaded the 
Public Garden there a few days 
ago, and found as we always do, 
a source of inspiration. It was a 
rainy day and the skies were dull 
lead color but there was a happy 
note reawakening in the blossom 
on the tulip trees, the slippery 
new-born grass, and the pleasant 
whirr of pigeon's wings throng 
the air. Workers were setting 
out flowers, and trimming the 
walks, and a wagon-load of 
benches rattled slowly by. To us 
who've spent some of the hap- 
piest years of our life in Boston 
we cannot commend her too high- 
ly. To us she's always seemed 
somewhat of a fine old lady: 

—Continued From Page One 

Edgerly Trip 

had the money, naturally they 
wanted to utilize its benefits as 
soon as possible so Constance 
Woodward, one of Miss Wingate's 
pupils, wrote a letter to Gov- 
ernor Hurley expressing their 
desire to meet such an important 
executive. Imagine the thrill and 
anticipation which the children 
experienced when the Governor, 
in a telegram, said that he would 
be indeed pleased to meet child- 
ren of citizens of our States. 

The great day arrived, and the 
children, garbed in their Sunday 
best, were at the school long be- 
fore the time arrived to leave. 
Finally the hands of the clock 
did reach 8: 00 A.M. and the child- 
ren, Miss Wingate, Miss Dormin, 
Mr. Ciavola, and Mr. Gearn took 
their places in the bus and the 
trip was on. Soon the great city 
of Boston was reached and after 
a visit to the Museum of Fine 
Arts, the children were received 
by the Governor at high noon. 
Our leading state official shook 
the hand of everyone and — well, 
let's let the children tell you 
about it. 


The first thing the sixth grade 
visited was The Museum of Fine 
Arts. We went into three rooms. 
One was the Egyptian room, 
another the Roman room, and last 
the Greek room. In the Egyptian 
room we saw three Egyptian 
tian mummies. The mummies are 
bound and put in boxes and then 
put into tombs. We also saw vari- 
ous kinds of Egyptian Art. 

The Roman room was very in- 
teresting. We saw many pictures 
of Romans. There was an un- 
known statue which some people 
call Julius Caesar. We don't know 
who he really is. He was wonder- 
fully carved. We saw a chariot 
and bed of a Roman queen. The 
sest and bed was trimmed with 

— continued On Page Four 

Friday, May 13, 1938 


Page Three 

W. A. A. 




Bridgewater Defeated 5 — 4 

This match was filled with ex- 
citement from start to finish. 
Play was started at 3:30 and it 
was 8:30 before the final point 
had been scored. The teams went 
into the doubles tied in games 
3 to 3. Braconier and Pearson 
won their match giving Fitch- 
burg the lead. Then Guilfoil and 
Captain Pettee lost their match 
tying the score once again. In the 
shadows of nightfall Creamer 
and Coach O'Sheasy came through 
in championship style for Fitch- 
burg when they clinched the 
match with a 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 victory. 

C. Show (B) won from R. Cream- 
er (F) 9-7, 6-4. 
O'Sheasy (F) won from E. Ska- 
hill (B) 6-4, 8-6. 
J. Tobin (B) won from J. Guil- 
foil (F) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1. 
J. Murphy (B) won from T.Pet- 

tee (F) 6-0, 6-2. 
A. Braconier (F) won from B. 

McGee (B) 5-7, 6-2, 8-6. 
R. Pearson (F) won from E. Sev- 
asac (B) 6-0, 6-2. 
R. Creamer and O'Sheasy (F) 
won from C. Show and B. Mc- 
Gee (B) 6-4, 5-7, 6-2. 
Skahill and Warner (B) defeated 
Pettee and Guifoyle (F) 6-2, 
2-6, 6-4. 
Braconier and Pearson defeated 
Cloutier and Savage (B) 6-3,6—0. 

R. I. S. E. loses 6—1 

The varsity tennis team took 
its second victory Wednesday af- 
ternoon when it defeated the 
Rhode Island School of Education 
6 to 1. 

All of the matches were hard 
fought but at no time in the 
games was the Fitchburg team 
hard pressed. 

O'Sheasy, Braconier, and Pear- 
son played good games against 
their opponents and the latter 
two combined to take the R. I. S. 
E. No. 1 double team. 

O'Sheasy (F.) defeated Constock 

(R.) 6-3, 6-3. 
Braconier (F.) defeated King 

(R.) 6-4, 6-0. 
Byron (R.) defeated Godek (F.) 

7-5, 6-4. 
Pearson (F.) defeated Hitlerick 

(R.) 6-2, 6-4. 
Guilfoile (F.) defeated Kitchen 
(R.) 6-4, 6-1. 

Braconier and Pearson (F.) de- 
feated King and Hitlerick (R.) 
6-2, 6-0. 
O'Sheasy and Pettee (F.) defeat- 
ed Constock and Byron (R.) 
6-3, 8-6. 


his outstanding fielding. He 
played an exceptionally good 
game against the Keene Teachers 
when he robbed them of two 
sure hits by making two spec- 
tacular catches. 

The team's next game is tomor- 
row afternoon when they jour- 
ney to New Britain Connecticut 
to play the New Britain Teachers. 
The team can't be judged to rash- 
ly on their previous games and 
if the breaks are with them they 
are bound to break away from 
their losing streak. 

A.I. C— 5 F.T.C.— 4 

On Friday, May 6th, during 
vacation week, Fitchburg's ten- 
nis team started their season 
when they journeyed to Spring- 
field where they were defeated 
by American International Col- 
lege by the score of 4 to 5 in a 
very and exciting close match. 

Baseball Sidelights 

Fitchburg's baseball team is 
showing much improvement this 
season over last year. Although 
up to date they haven't won a 
game, their fielding and batting 
has been improving rapidly. 

As yet the team is lacking a 
player with a strong arm. Bres- 
nahan showed good form against 
the heavy artillery from Keene 
Normal and he broke some sort 
of record when he lasted the full 
nine innings. 

The only change in the team's 
lineup is first base which is now 
being held down by Coach Jef- 

Stan English the team's Center 
Fielder, deserves much credit on 


An Athletic Association Ban- 
quet superior to any planned 
here-to-fore will be attended by 
the majority of the women stu- 
dents next Thursday evening, 
May 19, at the Hotel Raymond. 
The biggest featui e of this an- 
nual get-together is the presenta- 
tion of the awards, when there 
will be more blazers, pins, and 
monograms given this year than 
have been received before. 

Miss Josephine A. Cogan, a 
teacher at the Horace Mam 
School of Boston, and also at Sar- 
gent College, is to be the guest 
sneaker, with the subject 
"Rhythm". Miss Cogan is well 
known in athletic circles having 
done considerable work in Rec- 
reation, and on the Boston Board 
of Basketball Officials for several 

The following attractive and 
appetizing menu has been Dlan- 
ned by Mary Hanifan: Fresn 
Fruit Orange Basket. Roast Na- 
tive Chicken, Golden Brown Po- 
| tatoes. Fancy Green Peas, Fresh 
Vegetable Salad. Strawberry 
| Shortcake, and Coffee. 

The entertainment, which has 
, b^°n Termed by Lois White, is 
varied md original, sunDlement- 
ed by the usual group singing. 

Page Four 


Friday, May 13, 1938 

— Continued From Page One 

Alumni Return 

will feature its entertainment. 
One hundred members of this 
class are expected. 

The Class of 1928 which antici- 
pates a large attendance was the 
first to be graduated under Pres- 
ident Herlihy and Dean Bradt. 
Thomas Carrigan, president of 
this class, will give a brief ac- 
count of the graduates of 1928. 
During the banquet "The Parade 
of 1928" will come. During dance 
intermission "Good Medicine" 
will be given by this ten-year-old 

The following executive com- 
mittee has been working in con- 
junction with the class officers 
and class invitations committees ] 
to guarantee the success of this 
year's get-together: President, 
Mrs. Herbert E. Cooke (Gertrude 
Rich), Vice-Presidents— M i s s 
Grace Wray, Miss Mary B. Mul- 
len, and Mr. Charles A. Andrews, 
and Secretary-Treasurer— Miss 
Maud A. Goodfellow. 

The Classes of 1897 an 1898 
will be well represented at the 
Alumni Reunion, tomorrow. 

Eight members of the Class of 
1897 and nine members of the 
Class of 1898 will be present. 
Considering the apparently small 
size of these classes and the time 
that has elapsed since their grad- 
uation, the attendance proves to 
be a large one. 

2:30-4:15 P. M. Reunions of 
classes celebrating special 
anniversaries. Roll calls, rem- 

4:15 -5:15 P. M. Promptly at 
4:15 there will be an infor- 
mal gathering in the library 
to meet former and present 
faculty members. Graduates 
of all classes are urged to be 
present at this meeting. 

6:15 P.M. Banquet in Palmer 
Hall and Gymnasium. Sing- 
ing and Speaking at the 

8:30- 11:30 P.M. Dance in li- 
brary, including old fash- 
ioned and modern dancing. 

(Virginia Reel, Tucker, Lib- 
erty Waltz, Blue Danube 
Waltz). At intermission, 
10.00 P.M., "Good Medicine" 
will be given by the Class of 

Mr. Frank Andrews, the first 
man to be graduated from the 
Fitchburg Teachers College, will 
be one of the principal speakers 
at the banquet to be held in con- 
junction with the Alumni Re- 

He is a member of the Class of 
1898 and is now principal of a 
large school in Worcester. 

— Continued From Page One 

Frost Lecture 

other poems with Mr. Frost's ex- 
planations made a delightful pro- 
gram. A keen sense of humor 
and an attractive philosophy 
aided in making the guest a fa- 
vorite, and the' audience de- 
manded that he respond to three 

Bernard Roth, representing 
the Gavaleers and Mohawks who 
soonsored the program, welcomed 
the visitors who came from 
eighteen towns and schools and 
then introduced the three time 
Pulitzer Prize winner. After the 
lecture, Mr. Frost autographed 
many volumes of his poems, and 
met a few friends. From the 
Teachers College, Mr. Frost went 
to Phillip's Academy at Andover. 

The men's organizations are 
receiving, congratulations on all 
hands on their presenting Mr. 
Frost and also on having the larg- 
est audience for any production 
given in recent years. 

The college students have 

been fortunate in being able to 

| hear in the last year the three 

gre^t American ooets; Frost 

Sandburg, and Coffin. 

— Continued From Page Two 

Edgerly School Trip 

gold. In the Greek room we saw 
many Greek vases and jewels. 
There were many Greek statues 
also. We saw an ivory snake god- 
dess which was supposed to be 
broken into hundreds of pieces 
and put back together again. It 
was very beautiful. 
Lunch and a Visit to 
the State House 

We enjoyed a very appetizing 
lunch at Gilchrist's and had fine 
service. We could have our choice 
of roast beef or cream chicken 
with milk, jello, or cake. We fin- 
ished lunch about five minutes 
past twelve. We then were very 
excited for we had an appoint- 
ment with the Governor of Mass- 
achusetts. We felt highly honored 
and greatly privileged to meet 
such a busy and important man. 

As we walked up the State 
House steps we saw statues of 
Horace Mann and General Hook- 
er. As we passed by the rooms 
we saw many interesting paint- 
ings and the flags with blood- 
stains that were carried through 
our past wars. 

We then went up the stairs to 
the second floor where we were 
to meet the Governor. As we 
walked into the reception hall 
we saw pictures of former gov- 
ernors. We then went into the 
i governor's private office where he 
j spoke to all and gave us a pam- 
jphlet containing the History of 
the State House, the Governors, 
and things of interest. 



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